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Redirected CPU fan Airflow Cleans Dusty Laptop Screen when the Lid is Closed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172983D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-23

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On a laptop computer or similar device, the screen and keyboard can become dusty or dirty after some period of use and need to be cleaned. All the current solutions use manual methods, such as a cleaning cloth or wipe, squeegee, or brush. Disclosed is an idea to automate the cleaning process using the air-moving capabilities inherent in the laptop's CPU cooling system.